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Auburn to limit seating capacity for home games

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

Auburn will reduce Jordan-Hare Stadium’s seating capacity to about 20% at the start of the upcoming football season.

Athletic director Allen Greene said the move will lead to ”a shortfall of tens of millions of dollars this year.” He noted that football revenue finances each of Auburn’s 21 sports teams.

Auburn says all general seating tickets for the Sept. 26 opener against Kentucky will be reserved for students. That doesn’t include controlled premium spaces or tickets designated for guests of home or visiting players and coaches.

Auburn will announce ticket allocations for other games later.

Face coverings will be required for all spectators and gameday workers with no tailgating allowed.

Stadium capacity is 87,451, which means attendance will be limited to just over 17,000 fans.

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Carnival cruise lines plan ‘staggered’ comeback, won’t return to full capacity until 2022

Cruise giant Carnival Corp. is continuing plans for a phased-in approach for its return to sailing, beginning with fewer ships and fewer passengers, on a region-by-region basis. The company will not make a full return in terms of passenger capacity until 2022 at the earliest, according to CEO Arnold Donald.

 “[The] nature of restart is going to be almost country by country and destination by destination,” Donald said on an earnings call Friday, four months after the company paused operations due to coronavirus. 

Carnival Corp.’s restart will mimic international reopenings.

The resumption of shoreside social gathering practices will be the “critical thing” as an indicator for the resumption of cruising. He pointed to Germany, where one Carnival subsidiary, AIDA Cruises will resume sailing three of its ships in August after the country began to reopen in the spring. Italy, he suggested, might be next. 

AIDA’s three scheduled cruises will not

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